Monday, April 15, 2024

George Foreman Movie Knocked Out in 2nd Round: Sony Feature Film Has No Legs, Finds Itself on the Ropes


Sony Pictures as a movie about boxing great George Foreman playing in 3,000 theaters.

It’s a stealth release, with almost no promotion or publicity. For a while, when I heard the title, I thought it was a documentary.

But it’s not. George Tillman Jr. directed it. There are probably actors involved.

Foreman has been knocked out plenty of times in career, but this one was pretty fast. After making $3 million in its first weekend, “Big George Foreman” has taken in just half that this week. Whoops! Every day this week has been a huge decline. On Wednesday, the film took in just $190,000.

The movie is on the ropes at the box office. If Sony doesn’t start pulling it from theaters, the ref may start blowing a whistle. Or get out his George Foreman Grill and heat up some Rotten Tomatoes. (Score there: 44%.)

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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